The overall aim of Behavioural Optometric care is to improve our patients’ visual function, not just the clarity with which they can see. Areas we focus on are:
- Preventing vision problems and eye problems from developing
- Providing remediation or rehabilitation for vision or eye problems that have already developed (eg. eye turn, short sightedness, visual sequelae of brain trauma etc)
- Developing and enhancing the visual skills needed to achieve more effective visual performance in the classroom or work place, or when playing sport and other recreational pursuits
Who May Benefit from Behavioural Optometry?
All patients will benefit from the more holistic approach to their optometric care but it is especially suited to those with eye motor control problems, lazy eyes, developmental delays, neurological damage or learning delays. Although the majority of Behavioural Optometrists’ patients are children, Behavioural Optometry may be suitable for patients of any age if their condition is likely to respond to this treatment.